Dreaming of a Mountain + Wildflower Elopement? This is it!


Views + blooms on repeat for Allie + Zach’s wedding day. Consider this an Ode to lush summer mountain + wildflower elopements in Aspen, Colorado. You’re about to fall in love.


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Allie + Zach were married on a rainy & sunny (yes, both) summer afternoon in Aspen. If you’re looking for a mountain + wildflower elopement, this is IT. So inspired by this beautiful day.

The historic Hotel Jerome was the backdrop for their first look, ceremony, & dinner. The twinkle lights, the cobblestone, THE HISTORY. This place has been around since 1889. It’s truly everything Aspen is.

But most importantly, of course, let’s talk about Allie’s dress.

Can you believe those sleeves? So classic with a touch of fun, it was easily one of our favorites of the year – and the perfect compliment for their mountain + wildflower elopement.

The groom was so emotional during his vows – not a dry eye!

Just wait until you hear Zach’s vows. Short & sweet, yet incredibly intentional and personal to his love for Allie – it was a struggle to create their film without tears streaming down our cheeks.

The Maroon Bells & another beautiful local spot really set the tone for their portraits!

Those mountains! The wild grasses & blooms. They frolicked and danced, and it was a perfectly perfect elopement day. We’re thrilled to share it with you.

If you loved this summery Aspen wedding film, grab your tissues and take a look here to watch even more.


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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Our Top Three Reasons to do a First Look


There are so many reasons to plan for a first look on your wedding day. When you’re thinking though your vision for your day, here are our top 3 reasons to plan for a first look!


When you start thinking about how you want your wedding or elopement day to go, one big question is this: to first look or not to first look. You may find yourself wondering “what are some reasons to do a first look?” But first, what even IS a first look? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a first look is this: it’s a scheduled time to see your future spouse, all dressed in your wedding attire, prior to your ceremony. The alternative to a first look is choosing to wait to see each other for the first time until you’re walking down the aisle for your ceremony.


A first look is a smart choice for emotional reasons, but also purely logistical ones, too. Here are our top three reasons to do a first look!


1. Calms the nerves.

You’re gonna be nervous. You’ll have butterflies, maybe even feel a little queasy. Taking a moment to see each other before the ceremony eases the nerves and allows you to soak in that moment, together. You can hug and kiss and cry, spending as much time just being together as you need, without the eyes of everyone at your ceremony watching you.

2. Helps the timeline.

A first look allows time for your couples portraits BEFORE your ceremony. Since you’ve already seen each other, this also can allow time for some bridal party and family group photos/video, too! Your timeline will flow better and be far less tight. Plus – you know everyone just wants to head to cocktail hour after your ceremony.🥂If your timeline is tight due to any number of reasons – a late ceremony, early sunset, large family group list, etc – first look is an easy way to spread out the main events and allow you some time to breathe.

3. More alone time together.

A first look before your ceremony means more time spent together on your wedding day. Isn’t that what it’s all about? A smart timeline with a first look allows your day to be YOUR DAY. Every precious minute counts and on your wedding day, we believe as many of those minutes should be spent together.

Grab your tissues. Here are a few of our favorite first look moments.

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Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge, Colorado intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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Golden Hour is Happy Hour for your Breckenridge Engagement Session


It’s engagement season! Most photographers will agree – golden hour is like happy hour! Let this persuade you to schedule a golden hour engagement session!


golden hour engagement session

You’re engaged. You’re thinking about a million things – including your engagement session! We’re sharing some things to think about when you’re planning your engagement session soon. BUT TODAY, this one is purely to convince you of the beauty of a golden hour engagement session in the mountains!

Callen + Austin wanted some fall colors, some mountains, and some magic. It’ll take about 2 seconds to see that they got all of that x1 million. They allowed us to share one of our favorite spots with them and there were zero regrets.

Here is Callen + Austin in all their golden hour glory.

If you loved this Breckenridge engagement session, click here to view more!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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How to Make ‘Cowboy Boho’ Happen for Your Adventure Wedding Film


A perfect backdrop for this boho glam (with a touch of cowboy) wedding day, the majestic mountains of Grand Tetons National Park shined bright for Emily + Jordon’s emotional adventure wedding film.


cowboy boho intimate adventure wedding film

Emily + Jordon’s wedding day was a mountainy dream – and their cowboy boho intimate adventure wedding film is an easy favorite. It was our first visit to Grand Tetons National Park. It absolutely did not disappoint. The views are incredible. It confirmed our suspicion that Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur was most definitely set in that location. 🙂 IYKYK.

Let’s go back to Emily + Jordon and their handwritten letters!

Filled with emotion & sincerity, the letters they wrote to one another were incredibly heart-warming. As they each read them aloud for their film, they left not a single dry eye. We’re certain yours won’t be either.

If you love the mountains & a classic cowboy boho glam vibe, you’ll really love this heartfelt Grand Tetonscowboy boho intimate adventure wedding film.

Every single detail was so intentional. The flowers; Emily’s dress; Jordon’s attire; the reception decor pair beautiful with the museum setting. The mountains, the haze skies – it was magical.

If you loved this Grand Tetons wedding film, grab your tissues and take a look here to watch even more.


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Are you nterested in a session “just because”? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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Dreaming of Emerald Green Mountains? Elope in July!


Everyone has a vision in mind when they start planning their Breckenridge elopement. If you’re dreaming of those emerald green mountains, July might just be your month! Jme + Mark’s gorgeous day will convince you.


The story of how we first connected with these two lovebirds ahead of their elopement is my favorite.

Jme + Mark have family who own a cabin in our neighborhood. They’d been visiting last winter and were looking to rent snowshoes. Because this is a Covid world and nothing is available anywhere, there was a large snowshoe shortage – weird right? Jme posted in our neighborhood Facebook group asking if anyone had any insight to where they could rent some.

We offered ours. They baked us fresh bread as a thank you.

When the planned to be finished with them, we’d mentioned they could leave them by our door as we’d be out shooting an elopement.

A couple months later their inquiry came in. What a treat!


The emerald green mountains were the perfect compl Jme + Mark’s elopement day.


If you loved this Breckenridge elopement, click here to view more!


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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